Over the past couple of years, both Kids Art Works and Abacus have been working closely together, and have now decided to combine resources under the Kids Art Works name. We would rather create a better fundraising system than compete with each other in the small New Zealand market.
We feel ‘Kids Art Works’ is a more suitable name for what we do. Abacus Fundraising Calendars began trading in Tauranga in 1991 out of a small copy-photo shop bearing the Abacus name. So the origins of calling the business ‘Abacus’ had less to do how it served its clients, rather was a convenience for the person answering the phone. Over the past 27 years, there have been many changes at Abacus, always with the focus on trying to create a more effective fundraising service for schools and early childhood educators – celebrating the art of children. It is with this intent that we have merged with Kids Art Works.
Other than the name and logo… the main change is we have chosen the Kids Art Works Sketchpad over the Abacus Notepad. All other changes in 2018 were planned for both brands.
To our Abacus clients, we thank you for your support over the past 27 years and look forward to continuing to serve you as Kids Art Works.
Mark, Owen, Sarah & Jolene